Serofibrinous pericarditis in horse

A large amount of serum accumulates in the pericardial cavity due to bacterial infection and other factors, and soft-boiled egg-like fibrin deposits. The pericardial cavity is dilated, compressing the lung and impairing circulation and respiration. The lesion sometimes extends to the myocardium or pulmonary pleura. This disease often develops during pasturage and is also called "cold pericarditis".

Masanobu Goryo
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Department of Veterinary Pathology, Faculty of Agriculture, Iwate University., Morioka, 020-8550, Japan